Development of caravanning fairs in Germany
The CARAVAN SALON was the first major trade fair to open its doors after the initial Corona lockdown. With an intelligent infection control concept, it proved that fairs can be held successfully even in times of a pandemic – an important signal to the fair industry.
Satisfied exhibitors with good sales results 107,000 visitors are a strong result under these circumstances. The fact that there were a large number of newcomers and that the age average dropped significantly shows that caravanning is attracting new customers. Exhibitors consistently reported higher sales than in the record previous year.
Highlights CARAVAN SALON 2020
The “CMT” was also very successful, with a record number of visitors of almost 300,000. The number of exhibitors remained consistently high, and the exhibition space continued to grow – especially because more and more exhibitors from the caravanning industry are represented. They now occupy six of the ten halls. The proportion of visitors who came to Stuttgart for the “C” section is correspondingly high.
The fairs “Reise/Camping” in Essen, CARAVANING HAMBURG as part of the “oohh!” in Hamburg, “abf” in Hanover, “f.re.e” in Munich and “Freizeit, Touristik + Garten” in Nuremberg recorded fewer visitor numbers. “Touristik & Caravaning” in Leipzig could not take place. 2021, all fairs had to be canceled in the first half of the year.
Development of the worldwide caravaning fairs
“Il Salone del Camper” in Parma could also be held and attracted over 54,000 visitors. The Suisse Caravan Salon also opened its doors in fall. Due to the pandemic, the number of visitors dropped here as well.
The “Japan Camping Car Show” was held before the pandemic in January and welcomed 66,493 visitors in Tokyo. The Melbourne show attracted a total of 49,447 visitors over five days in February.